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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    International audiences will be confronted by a rather predictable and highly implausible road movie that strains to achieve too many agendas. show more

  • 80
    Bob Mondello NPR

    A film that's sweet, inclusive and sunny, a charmer filled with people who seem every bit as surprised as we are when they manage to look past surface differences, and find reasons to bond. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie, from South Africa, is charming and its characters' feelings sincere enough. It's just so cluttered. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    An affable comedy that, unfortunately, has too many characters and subplots for its own good. The film also could do without the stereotypical character of a gay wedding planner who is supposed to be funny -- but is just embarrassing and clichéd. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    It's a winning farce, if one that's far too broad. show more

  • 80
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    The warm and charming White Wedding is like "The Hangover" off steroids. It's another get-me-to-the-church-on-time obstacle course but filled with smart social commentary, romantic wisdom, credible complications and memorable characters. show more

  • 80
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    A highly engaging picture with a post-apartheid edge (certain scenes play like a farcical "Invictus"). show more

  • 70
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Wedding chaos has been heavily mined by both film and stage comedies, but Jann Turner, the director here, keeps this story fresh, aided by the effortless interplay between Mr. Nkosi and Mr. Seiphemo (who are credited with Ms. Turner as writers). The goat helps too. show more

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